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Volume 54, Number 24   March 5, 2007         

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Teaching technology workshops
Academic Technology (AT) would like to remind faculty that it's not too early to start preparing materials for the summer and fall semester. To help, AT offers an array of workshops that enable faculty and staff to create collaborative online teaching and learning environments, instructional Web sites and digital images. Workshops are staggered and repeated to accommodate different schedules.

For registration and details, visit:

Textbook orders due soon
The Bookstore is now processing orders for summer and fall semesters. Orders can be placed online at, faxed to 405-0474, or e-mailed to:

Pre-doctoral program
Faculty who know students who hope to earn a Ph.D. are asked to let them know about the California Pre-Doctoral Program. Applications for the program are available at and in the Office of Academic Honors and Scholarships, room 573 of the Humanities building.

Applicants selected as Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive monetary and mentoring support to engage in activities that will help them prepare for enrollment in a Ph.D. program. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Completed applications should be turned in to room 573 of the Humanities Building.

For details, contact Beverly Voloshin at:

Join an adventure at sea
Women who want to sail an 85-foot schooner and promote the Recreation and Leisure Studies department's Tall Ship Education Academy (TSEA) are invited to take up the three-day Women's Sailing Challenge April 19-22.

Money raised will provide scholarships for TSEA's Tall Ship Semester for Girls program, which gives high school girls the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem while learning to sail.

No previous sailing experience is required. Participants will learn to sail the schooner Seaward, a traditionally rigged ship, on San Francisco Bay and along the neighboring coastline. The challenge is limited to 12 women who are each required to raise a minimum of $1,200 to enter. Pledges are tax-deductible.

Shipboard overnight accommodations and meals will be provided.

For details or to register, contact the Tall Ship Academy at ext. 5-3703 or visit:

Gator sports camps
The Gator sports camp welcomes boys and girls ages 8 to 14 to summer sports camps held on campus June 18 through July 27. Participants will be grouped by age and offered a variety of developmentally appropriate sports and physical activities, including swimming (with WSI and lifeguard certifications), tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and martial arts.

The program fee is $600 for all six weeks. Single weeks are also offered at $125 per week.

For details and a full schedule, contact David Walsh at or ext. 8-7856.

Graduate showcase
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage graduate students to register for the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 5. The showcase will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Main Gym.

For details and registration forms, visit the Graduate Studies Web site:

Faculty cap and gown info
Faculty rentals of regalia for the May 26 Commencement run March 5 through April 2 at the SFSU Bookstore Office, M113 of the Student Center.

The deadline to purchase a cap and gown is March 19. Contact Amber Wilson at ext. 5-4092. Custom regalia orders take about six to nine weeks to fill.

Rental fees are $31 for doctoral gown/cap, $28 for doctoral hood and $16.50 for cap/tassel. Contact the Bookstore for other rental options.

Swap Shop hours change
The Swap Shop's new hours are 1 to 3:50 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

As a reminder, always call the SWAP Shop at ext. 8-6862 to verify hours before dropping off items.

Vivienne Westwood tour
The University Women's Association invites faculty and staff to a docent-led tour of an exhibit of work by fashion designer and global icon Vivienne Westwood at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18, at the de Young Museum.

An optional no-host brunch follows at the Beach Chalet.

Reservations are required. The fee for the docent tour is $5 for Fine Arts Museum Members, $20 for the general public, and $17 for seniors. R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 9, to Lin Ivory at:

Java walk
The University Women's Association invites faculty and staff to a walking tour from Union Square to North Beach that traces San Francisco's coffee roots at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

An optional no-host brunch follows at a North Beach restaurant.

Reservations are required. The fee for the walking tour is $20 per person. R.S.V.P. by Friday, March 9, to Lin Ivory at:

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Draft EIR hearings Tuesday

The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SF State Campus Master Plan is available for public review through April 2.

Public hearings on the EIR will be held at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

The draft EIR is available at the J. Paul Leonard Library and at the main branch and nearby area branches of the San Francisco Public Library. It can also be found at:

Written comments on the draft EIR may be sent by campus mail to Richard Macias, Capital Planning, Design & Construction.

Following public review, a final EIR will be prepared that will respond to oral and written comments. The CSU Board of Trustees will review and consider the final EIR prior to any decision to approve, revise or reject the Campus Master Plan.

For details, contact Macias at ext. 8-3838.

Axler, Sherwin reviews
Academic administrative reviews are under way for College of Science and Engineering Dean Sheldon Axler and College of Humanities Dean Paul Sherwin.

The Administrative Review Committees (ARCs) will solicit input from members of the campus community. Questionnaires will be distributed shortly. Those who do not receive an administrative review questionnaire and would like to participate in the process should contact Stephanie Schwartz at or ext. 8-2571.

Individual written responses should be sent to the ARC chairs c/o the Office of the Provost, ADM 455. Deadline dates for responses will be included on each of the questionnaires. Arek Goetz, associate professor of mathematics, is the chair of the Axler ARC; Maxine Chernoff, chair of creative writing, is chair of the Sherwin ARC.

The committees will not use any anonymous responses. However the ARCs will preserve the confidentiality of those who submit evaluations, within the limits of the law.

Witness to War exhibit
As part of the International Center for the Arts "Witness to War" festival, the Fine Arts Gallery is featuring the exhibit "Revisiting Vietnam in Contemporary Art." Admission is free. The Fine Arts Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

For details, visit the Fine Arts Gallery Web site:

Women's History Month events
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, SF State will host a number of panel discussions and film screenings throughout March on the theme of "Women Crossing Borders: Work, Family & Nation." All events are free and open to the public.

The first event -- a panel presentation on women and Islam -- takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in room 362 of the HSS building. Presenters include Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, associate professor of ethnic studies; Melike Acar, SF State alumna and Ph.D. candidate in education at University of California, Berkeley; Rahima Haya, director of the Afghan Women's Literacy Project; and moderator Lucia Volk, assistant professor of anthropology.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Women Studies Department are sponsoring all the events. For a full list of events, visit the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Web site:

Grants & Contracts
SF State received an additional $447,438 in November and $1,065,354 in December.

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Localizing publications
Doug Pearson, localization engineer at Enterprise Language Solutions, will present "Localizing Publications for a Global Audience: What Translators and Professional Writers Need to Know" from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Monday in room 587 of the Humanities building.

The lecture is sponsored by the Technical and Professional Writing Program and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For details contact Lu Rehling at or ext. 8-3988 or Midori McKeon at or ext. 8-7413.

Tommie Smith book signing

Tommie Smith, Olympic medalist and human rights activist, will discuss and sign copies of his autobiography, "Silent Gesture," at 3 p.m. Friday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center of the Student Center.

The event is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department, Black Student Union and Cesar Chavez Student Center.

For details, contact Francine Shakir at or ext. 5-3407.

Violet Robinson service

A memorial service honoring the life of Violet Robinson, emerita professor of elementary education, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Towers Conference Center. A lunch follows the service.

Coming Up
MERLOT: digital scholarship and teaching

Ronald E. Purser, professor of management, will present "MERLOT: The Integration of Digital Scholarship with Teaching" from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in room AV 36 in the basement of the Library. An associate editor of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Business Editorial Board, Purser will show how this free gateway of peer-reviewed digital materials can be used in course development.

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.

R.S.V.P. to or ext. 8-6456 or enroll online at:

The center's next workshop, "iLearn Faculty Showcase: iLearn for Homework Discussions and Multimedia Demonstration," takes place noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

For a full workshop schedule, visit:

Forum on Domestic Violence
The forum "A Multidisciplinary Integrated Approach to Intimate Partner Violence" will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in room T-160 of the Student Center. The forum will present three perspectives on intimate partner violence screening. Presenters include Karin Rhodes, assistant professor and director of health care policy research at Penn State's School of Medicine; Catherine Cerulli, director of the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization at University of Rochester's School of Medicine; and Cathy Kothari, director of family and community studies at Michigan State University's Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

R.S.V.P. to:

The forum is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Cultural representation in Native America
A roundtable discussion of the book, "Cultural Representation in Native America," edited by Andrew Jolivette, assistant professor of American Indian studies, will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in room 116 of the Ethnic Studies/Psychology building. Copies of the book will be available following a roundtable discussion by the contributors.

The event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department. For details, contact Jolivette at or ext. 8-1664.


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